Monday, November 2, 2015

Opening of the 800th Jubilee Year

As many of you know, 2016 will mark the 800th Anniversary of the establishment of the Order of Preachers.  The jubilee celebration officially kicks off on Saturday, November 7.  Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has approved a plenary indulgence for those who participate in the jubilee.  A copy of the approval, from the Apostolic Penitentiary is included in this post.  As soon as a translation of the letter is available, I will publish a link to it.  Hopefully, it will be translated into multiple languages.

The Order's website has a whole page dedicated to the jubilee, which will take place over the next year or more.  You can find it here.

The 2016 Breviarium S.O.P. calendar, which I will be publishing shortly through Fr. Augustine Thompson's "Dominican Publications" again this year, will contain the traditional prayers for a General Chapter, which will take place in 2016 in Bologna.

May all of the readers of this blog partake of the wonderful benefits of being members of the timeless Order that Our Holy Father St. Dominic founded, 800 years ago.  And may we all participate, as best we can, in the jubilee celebration of its founding, and our Blessed Mother's patronage over these past 800 years.

4 comments:

  1. I'm waiting on an official translation as well. It seems that you may gain the indulgence by a) participating in celebrations of the jubilee or b) a visit to a Dominican Church/oratory to pray before the blessed sacrament and say the Lord's Prayer, Creed, Jubilee Prayer and invocation of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary.

    Presumably any time one does b? But I'm not positive.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! If you run across an official translation of the letter from the Apostolic Penitentiary, please forward it to me. Thank you.

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  2. I would like to know how many times this can be performed and received! I know my local Dominican parish has a number of events associated with the Jubilee, so if I can get indulgences for things I'll be doing anyways... even better!

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    1. Andrew...a very good question, particularly since the Jubilee will last over a year.

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